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On the Road
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What is a mountebank?
a. a traveling drug-seller that sells quack medicine
b. a wealthy landowner
c. a small hill near a river
What are gaskins?
a. plates of armor used to protect the forearms.
b. woodland fairies
What does it mean to be tristful?
a. to be angry
b. to be sorrowful
c. to be delicious
To what does "hurly burly" refer?
a. an extremely hairy man.
b. the commotion and uproar of battle.
c. a game played by children in the late 16th century.
What is a harpy?
a. a mythical creature that was half woman and half vulture.
b. anything that sounds like a harp.
c. a basin used for washing.
What is a taper?
a. someone who sticks things together.
b. a musical instrument similar to a guitar.
c. a candle.
If someone tells you to “reverb no hollowness”, what are they telling you to do?
a. be quiet.
b. ring a bell instead of knocking.
c. stop dancing.
What does it mean to “dismount thy tuck”?
a. get off of your horse.
b. remove your sword from its scabbard.
c. rebuke a fairy.
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